Regional : Greater Mekong Subregion: Railway Strategy Study

Sovereign Project | 42518-012

Project Name Greater Mekong Subregion: Railway Strategy Study
Project Number 42518-012
Country / Economy Regional
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7255-REG: Greater Mekong Subregion: Railway Strategy Study
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 225,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Knowledge solutions
Sector / Subsector

Transport / Rail transport (non-urban)

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact An integrated GMS railway network established and servicing subregional multimodal traffic between the GMS countries to and from the neighboring subregions by 2025.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Confirmation of a strategy and plan for coordinated development of an integrated GMS railway network.
Progress Toward Outcome GMS railway strategy framework adopted and confirmed.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. Assessment of the current status of the current railways and of international railway transport in the GMS.

2. Forecast future demand for railway transport and railway based multimodal transport.

3. Recommendations on how best to meet this demand.

4. Strategy to develop a coherent GMS railway system, identifying railway corridors and insitutional developmental initiatiaves required to achieve this.

5. Plan of implementation with a prioritized list of identified projects to be implemented by 2025.


Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

Study completed. Draft Final Report presented to the Senior Ministers' meeting in January 2010. Study for publication as soon as comments are received from GMS countries and incorporated into the Final Report.

Final railway strategy framework presented at the GMS Ministerial Meeting in mid-August 2010. TA Completion Date extended until 31 December 2010.

Geographical Location Regional
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services The TA will be implemented by 2 international consultants recruited and supervised by ADB over a period of about 6 months and will require 5 person-months of intermittent input by the international experts, which will have expertise in international trade and logistics, and in railway infrastructure and operations, respecively and up to 10 person-months of intermittent national experts with experience in subregional trade and logistics and railwaya construction and operations.
Responsible ADB Officer Broch, Peter
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
Concept Clearance 27 Nov 2008
Fact Finding 10 Mar 2008 to 24 Mar 2008
Approval 19 Mar 2009
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 15 Jul 2009
Last PDS Update 19 May 2011

TA 7255-REG

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
19 Mar 2009 - 19 Mar 2009 30 Nov 2009 31 Dec 2010 30 Apr 2011
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
225,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 225,000.00 17 Jun 2022 184,428.95

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Title Document Type Document Date
Greater Mekong Subregion: Railway Strategy Study Consultants' Reports Jun 2011
Greater Mekong Subregion: Railway Strategy Study TA Completion Reports Mar 2009

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